Passive 3D on PC?

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HankF89
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Passive 3D on PC?

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I've been looking all over but can't seem to get any straightforward answers. I'm looking to get a new computer built that can do passive 3D for movies and maybe games if I can get that to work. Thinking about getting the Acer HR274H, a passive 27" monitor, and a 3D Blu-ray drive. What I'm trying to find out is, what else do I need (software, drivers, etc.) to be able to play movies in 3D? It has a conversion button but I'd rather do things the real way. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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There are a few options for playing 3D movies. I use Power DVD, and found it works well. For movies any recent mid/high-end Nvidia or AMD card should work. Though AMD may have better support for gaming. For games you would need the DDD TriDef driver (for AMD).

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Re: Passive 3D on PC?

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Ah, finally! A straightforward answer! I was thinking that was all I needed, but I wanted to make absolutely sure before I started dropping cash on all this. Another question, do I need to make sure the monitor's hooked up to the graphics card through HDMI instead of VGA for 3D to work at all?

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Yes, you need to use HDMI. VGA will blur the signal and mess up the 3D.

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cybereality, I just realized something - are you swiftly and ably fielding questions in the deepest recesses of MTBS's subforums from the floor of GDC? :lol:

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Ha! I wish. No, I'm going to GDC tomorrow, some of the other guys are already there.

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Re: Passive 3D on PC?

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Thanks for the welcome! It's nice to finally find a place where I can find quick, straightforward answers. Most info on passive 3D I've found is outdated, or just a push for active shutter which I can't afford. I even tried asking 4chan's Technology board /tg/, which was about as helpful as smashing my face on the keyboard. So I'll stick around here, see what else I can learn!

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